Maryville attorney and state Sen. Doug Overbey has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Overbey is a three-term state senator representing Blount and Sevier counties, and chair of the state ethics committee. He is also a senior partner and co-founder of the Robertson Overbey law firm in Knoxville.
Tennessee's senators praised Overbey's confirmation.
“I’ve known Doug for a long time—and I know that Tennessee will be well-served by a man of such good character. Doug is a lifelong East Tennessean and has dedicated his life to service," Sen. Lamar Alexander said in a statement. "I know Doug will be an excellent U.S. Attorney for East Tennessee.”
“Doug Overbey’s distinguished law career has spanned nearly four decades, and I am pleased he will be taking his expertise to the office of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District,” Sen. Bob Corker said in a statement. “I am confident Doug will serve East Tennesseans with integrity as he has throughout his terms in the state legislature. I congratulate him on his confirmation and thank my colleagues for supporting his nomination.”